Monday, November 19, 2012
Veterans Virtual Tours ~ Marvin Wycoff
Technical Sergeant Wycoff flew on the B-24 bomber seen over his left shoulder. It was a massive machine with 4 engines turning out 1200 hp per engine. Marvin was on the 43rd mission with 11 parachuters (which was one man too many but they sent a photographer with them on this mission) were shot down in France in German occupied territory. The French underground taught them how to survive for 6 weeks.
Also to our volunteers serving as a co-pilot on this journey along with their veterans: Kenneth Holman with volunteer Chad LaFarge; Arlin Rhodes with volunteer Jacob Hess; Marvin Wycoff with myself as a volunteer and Sarah and the gang at Harry S. Truman Veterans Hospital with many veterans watching this. (If I forgot someone please let me know and I will add you/them in) We also had several people pop in and out of the hangout to say their thanks to these veterans.
If you click on the following link you can see a short video created from some of our tours with these veterans. It really makes you realize how important these guys (and gals) are to us. If they hadn't fought for our freedom we wouldn't be here today.
He and his sweetheart, Marie, were "going out" in high school and stayed in touch by letter. When Marvin got out of high school he went to his father's farm in Jamestown, MO before going off to war. Marie & Marvin married in May 1953. They had 3 children Parry, Don & Sharon.